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    • #278070
      MasterPlumbers
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      I installed my gas line in my new home, but have a slight pressure leak (1lb every hour) it was ok to pass inspection, but I would prefer to eliminate any leak. I have tried the soap and bubble detection method, but with no success. Next I will try a shrink and seal tape. Any other suggestions?

    • #297639
      SylvanLMP
      Participant

      You got to be kidding right? WHO would ever in a million years pass a known leaking gas system?

      Any leak on a “gas” system is NOT LEGAL or safe

    • #297640
      Guest
      Participant

      a gas leak in your home is a pain,
      and you’ve searched for it in vain.
      shrinkable tape’s not the cure,
      of this you can be sure;
      as a matter of fact it’s insane.

      Budski

    • #297641
      don
      Participant

      I suggest:

      SHUT THE GAS OFF AT THE METER IMMEDIATLY AND CALL A LICENSED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR TO REPAIR/REPLACE WHATEVER IS NECESSARY!!!!!!

    • #297642
      Guest
      Participant

      To be clear, this line is not yet hooked up to the gas meter, I have pressure tested it with AIR, thus, “Richard’s” excellent and helpful suggestion won’t work.

    • #297643
      hj
      Participant

      If the leak is enough to register on a meter, the gas company will not turn it on anyway. Have you soap and bubbled the pipe fittings? It is not unusual for one of them to have a sandhole in it, especially black fittings which do not have a galvanized coating which can seal small imperfections. And have you checked the air valve where you pumped it up? That can leak and allow a pressure drop.

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